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Enter to win the daily prize of the Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Solar Kit. You'll also be automatically entered to win the Grand Prize, featuring over $1000 in gear from Goal Zero, The North Face, and Osprey Packs.
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The Honey Hole
Verde River  Fishing in the desert has been somewhat of a challenge for me. In fact, I've been skunked in every desert locale I've been too. I used to believe I was a semi-decent angler. Now I'm not so sure. So I was excited when I got an invite to fish a s...
Verde River  Fishing in the desert has been somewhat of a challenge for me. In fact, I've been skunked in every desert locale I've been too. I used to believe I was a semi-decent angler. Now I'm not so sure. So I was excited...
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Gear Review: GoLite Imogene UL2
GoLite Imogene UL2 pitched with rainfly  After lugging around a 5 pound 2-man tent for the better part of half a decade, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Really, I probably could have held out for another half decade with my REI Quarter Dome T2. I love...
GoLite Imogene UL2 pitched with rainfly  After lugging around a 5 pound 2-man tent for the better part of half a decade, I decided it was time for an upgrade. Really, I probably could have held out for another half decade wi...
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The pole design is pretty different. You basically only have two poles that actually erect the tent. The back pole is just for forming a square shape at the footbox. The pole is only about a foot long and doesn't even touch the ground. All in all, poles only touch the ground at 3 places: two at the door, and one in the back center. So, there really isn't much in the way of poles at all, which makes it kind of a hybrid because you have to guy out the back to complete the tents shape, which in a more traditionally designed tent would be accomplished with a long pole in the back that bows just like the front pole to accomplish a more tube shape. Anyway, good question, maybe I'll add it to the review. Thanks for reading.
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Return to Cave Creek
This is my 3rd time backpacking into the Cave Creek area of Tonto National Forest. What I like about this spot is that the trailhead is a short 20 minute drive from my house, so it provides easy access to a pretty decent desert locale. Within a couple miles...
This is my 3rd time backpacking into the Cave Creek area of Tonto National Forest. What I like about this spot is that the trailhead is a short 20 minute drive from my house, so it provides easy access to a pretty decent dese...
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Four Peaks Camp-Out
After an insanely busy December in which I finished the year working my ass off instead of doing anything outdoors (other than cleaning up dog shit from the backyard), I finally got a chance for a short wilderness adventure. My buddy Jimbo and I took my ste...
After an insanely busy December in which I finished the year working my ass off instead of doing anything outdoors (other than cleaning up dog shit from the backyard), I finally got a chance for a short wilderness adventure. ...
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Skull Mesa/Cottonwood Loop
Skull Mesa  There I was, back in action in a familiar place. The 4th time I've backpacked into the Cave Creek region of Tonto National Forest. I planned a route that would take me to the most remote sections, on trails completely unfamiliar to me. A good wa...
Skull Mesa  There I was, back in action in a familiar place. The 4th time I've backpacked into the Cave Creek region of Tonto National Forest. I planned a route that would take me to the most remote sections, on trails compl...
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What are you using on the ground under your pad? 
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Hi Mike,  I sleep on the Gossamer Gear Polycryo.  Great for 4 seasons, but not so hot on snow; because of the slip and slide.
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Pinetop Getaway
Finally a trip up north. A getaway from the heat, the cacti, and the punishing sun. It's nice to hike in trees... Really nice. We rented a log cabin for 3 days in Pinetop. A cozy little place with a wood stove and horseshoe pits in the backyard. The best pa...
Finally a trip up north. A getaway from the heat, the cacti, and the punishing sun. It's nice to hike in trees... Really nice. We rented a log cabin for 3 days in Pinetop. A cozy little place with a wood stove and horseshoe p...
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Leather Sheath for Mora Knives
Leather sheath for Mora Knives from Self Reliance Outfitters A few months ago I purchased my first ever Mora knife. As some of you may know, Mora knives are extremely popular in the bushcraft/survival community mainly because they are razor sharp, hold an e...
Leather sheath for Mora Knives from Self Reliance Outfitters A few months ago I purchased my first ever Mora knife. As some of you may know, Mora knives are extremely popular in the bushcraft/survival community mainly becaus...
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Gear Review: Osprey Xenith 75 Liter Backpack
Osprey Xenith "Opening the Osprey Xenith backpack after it arrived to my door, I was reminded of the Two Towers. This is a big backpack. At 75 liters, mine is the smallest of the series (they also come in 88 and 105), but certainly much larger than the 50-l...
Osprey Xenith "Opening the Osprey Xenith backpack after it arrived to my door, I was reminded of the Two Towers. This is a big backpack. At 75 liters, mine is the smallest of the series (they also come in 88 and 105), but ce...
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Hiking. Backpacking. Writing. Editing. Social Media.
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  • The Mountain Blog
    Writer/Blogger, present
  • Vertical Hiking Tours Phoenix
    Guide, 2014
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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My name is Mike and I am obsessed with being in the woods. Something about sleeping under the stars in the middle of nowhere really does it for me. I am a nature lover, step-dad, student, writer, and lover of life. Subscribe to my blog and follow me on social media for gear reviews, trip reports, and backcountry photography. If you want to talk shop, send me an email at writerinthewild@gmail.com
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I've only been lost in the woods twice...
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  • Arizona State University
    Communictions, 2014 - present
    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
  • Paradise Valley Community College
    Communications, 2013
  • University High School
    1993 - 1996
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